Mechanics

HAVING EXTREMELY LOUD SNAPPING SOUND COMING FROM WHAT SOUNDS LIKE.., THE RIGHT FRONT END WHEN BREAKING.

1993 Dodge Dakota • 187,000 miles

When ever I break, there is VERY loud snapping/popping sound coming from right front end. Also happens whenever I go in reverse. It's 2-wheel drive, so it's not the CV-joint, at least that's what I have been told. Apparently, only the 4-wheel drive trucks have CV-joints. Maybe the upper control arms, or ball? How can I personally diagnose the issue, & possibly repair myself in order save expenses?
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Beasley71
March 14, 2012.




Take the wheel off ad inspect parts?


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Fixitmr
Mar 14, 2012.
Yes, I took the wheel off & compared each side looking for any differences, but found none. Then randomly started checking every bolt/nut I could find & found a few that seemed a bit loose and tightened them. At first the problem did go away for about a day, but now it's back. Any suggestions.


Tiny
Beasley71
Mar 18, 2012.
Recheck bolts? They make a suspension microphone system for finding noises. You may be able to rent 1 or rig your own?


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Fixitmr
Mar 18, 2012.
Ok, I'll have to look into it. Thank you very much for your insight & knowldge. I hope this solves the issue, if not I'm sure I'll be contacting you once again. But as mentioned before, I truley do appreciate all of your advice sir, Thank you!


Tiny
Beasley71
Mar 21, 2012.
Let us know what you find.
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Fixitmr
Mar 21, 2012.

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